Looking back there were signs. The IV antibiotics , the red baby bottom at birth, the fussy, gassy newborn who would cry all night and I was thinking it was the dairy issues that plagued her tummy. All those signs were in the shadows of a jaundice baby under blue lights. Even looking back to her one week photos, is a picture of her yawning with a white tounge (this one was taken at one month). Looking at her tounge last week it dawned on me...YEAST! I couldn't believe that my baby had yeast...Well actually I could. The events of her labor and most likely my love of cookies and Pete's coffee set up this yeasty environment for my baby girl. So now we are on a daily regimen of yougurt, probiotics and grapefruit seed extract in hopes to cure this bubbling nightmare before resorting to antifungal meds...just the thought of saying it grosses me out.
Now I am moving on to the next step in battling this growing problem...sugar. We all love it and know its bad for us. Back in the wagon days, sugar was a luxury and was reserved for holidays and company. Today its in everything down to salad dressings, cereals...well everything. This is coming from a mama who buys almost all organic dairy, meats, grains and produce. Heck, my baking sugar is organic! So friends, its going to be so long to sugar for a while. My mochas will be replaced with green tea (which I love already) and night time treats will be replaced with yougurt or grapefruit.
If I can survive without wheat, I can survive without sugar, right? My family will be healthier without it Keep reading to find out.